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    Fille en Aiguilles-Chene-Chypre Rouge
    Which of the three pine is considered the best?

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    How's your book doing? When are you going to publish this? Which chapter is Best Fragrances with Pines? =)

    This a tough one. But my vote goes to Fille en Aiguilles.
    Last edited by volley2; 11th January 2011 at 08:10 AM.

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    I own and like all three, but my order of preference is:

    Fille en Aiguilles
    Chypre Rouge
    Chene

    I'm not that fond of dry fragrances that smell of little more than raw wood, so Chene is my least favorite of this group. BTW, I don't think of either Chypre Rouge or Chene as being "pine" scents. FeA is the only one that I get significant pine from.

    If you want pine I would suggest Pino Silvestre, or for pine with citrus, Blenheim Bouquet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noggs View Post
    BTW, I don't think of either Chypre Rouge or Chene as being "pine" scents. FeA is the only one that I get significant pine from.
    Exactly.
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    Agree with the rest above, could pick up the pine in Fille en Aiguilles but not so much from the other two
    Chene, on the other hand, smells very much like herbal rubbing alcohol, a bit turn off

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    Default Re: Between Serge's pines

    What Noggs said. But I'm sure there are other good pine scents. Perhaps our resident conehead, Odysseusm, would like to chime in.

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    I agree, it is FeA only. It's quite special and I grew tired of it after a short while. Chypre Rouge and Arabie are still battling which one's the most disgusting Serge Lutens fragrance in my books.

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    Perhaps the OP could actually try some of these things instead of asking the same questions over and over and over again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    What Noggs said. But I'm sure there are other good pine scents. Perhaps our resident conehead, Odysseusm, would like to chime in.
    Indeed I would! I find most Lutens scents to be very densely-packed with elements. Also, to me the typical Lutens style is rich, fairly sweet, and oriental. Chene is the driest of the three which have been mentioned, and I like it best. However, I concede that it is more woody than coniferous. I do get pine notes in the other two, but they are very brief, soooooo brief that I can't endorse them as pine scents. Also the sweetness of those two keeps me from endorsing them.
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    To me, Chene smells like oak - not pine.
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    Sailim, you've been hesitating for so long to get Fille en Aiguilles, or so it seems. It is the best of the three in a landslide. It's extremely piney, very woody and Serge Lutens-like, yet it manages to get compliments and appeal to non-perfume enthusiasts at the same time.

    Honestly, if you want a pine fragrance, just get it and stop asking about it here over and over, If you don't like it I'm sure you can sell it easily. It is the best woody serge lutens (well, I'd say it's a tie between it and Feminite du Bois, which is a different beast, and I can't speak for Paris Exclusives either).

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    Quote Originally Posted by noggs View Post
    If you want pine I would suggest Pino Silvestre, or for pine with citrus, Blenheim Bouquet.
    This, plus Eau de Rochas Homme.

    And Dior Granville, of course. How could I not mention this one?
    Last edited by Reminiscent; 11th January 2011 at 03:08 PM. Reason: Added Granville

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    Only fea is pine. Chêne is strictly woody oak.

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    Fille is the only real pine in this group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calero View Post
    Fille is the only real pine in this group.
    What he said.

    Chene is an extremely realistic oak scent.

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    I smell pine tree in Chypre rouge, not the same christmas tree like in Fea. A pine trees forest (the realistic odor of some forest i know with moss on the ground and mushrooms) with the crystallized fruits paste and spices. It's special but sometimes i need to smell it :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    To me, Chene smells like oak - not pine.
    Absolutely, Chêne means oak in French.

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    Whatever the case, I like FeA the best.
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